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MontaVista Announces Support for Cavium Networks OCTEON™ II Multicore MIPS64 Processor

MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition Delivers Linux Telecom Standards Compliance on Cavium OCTEON II Processors

Santa Clara, April 14, 2009
– MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, today announced support for the new OCTEON II Processors from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM). MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) is uniquely qualified as the only Linux distribution that supports Cavium Networks MIPS64 family of processors, and has registered compliance with the Linux Foundation's Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 4.0 specification.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, only MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition is proven to provide the essential carrier grade features needed for intelligent network applications and to interoperate with industry software and hardware. MontaVista CGE is the only Linux in the world that complies with three key industry standards: Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 registration, LSB 3.0 certification, and IPv6 logo certification. In addition to its robust feature-set, MontaVista Linux brings commercial-grade quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community to developers using Cavium OCTEON II multicore processors.

"MontaVista customers using Cavium Network multicore processors include many of the world's largest manufacturers of network equipment," said Joerg Berthold, Vice President of Marketing for MontaVista Software. "The OCTEON II family of processors incorporates advanced multi-layer application acceleration for networking control, data and services applications. These processors have low power consumption levels while delivering unprecedented performance to enable real-time applications such as Layer 2-7 packet processing, which are supported by the real-time capabilities of MontaVista Linux."

“We have multiple network equipment provider (NEP) customers that specifically request MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition due to its proven quality and reliability," YJ Kim, Senior Director, Embedded Processor Group, Cavium Networks. "We have worked closely with MontaVista to ensure MontaVista Linux enables our customers' design teams to exploit the high-performance of OCTEON II family processors for control and data plane applications while providing the high level of reliability required by telecom and wireless carriers."

The recently announced Cavium Networks next generation OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family is designed for the next generation of Hypernetworks serving enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets which require support for converged data, voice and video. The OCTEON II target applications include switches, routers, appliances, equipment for 3G, WiMAX, LTE, wireless LAN, and unified storage systems and adapters. The OCTEON II family integrates 1 to 32 MIPS64 cores, up to 75 Application Acceleration Engines for quality of service, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, RAID, de-duplication and regular expression processing, up to 400Gbps of DDR3 memory bandwidth, and up to 100Gbps of network connectivity while consuming only 2W to 60W across the entire family. For more information about OCTEON II please visit:

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

MontaVista Software Contact:
Dan Sorensen
Connect Public Relations
Telephone: (801) 373-7888

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033





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